1 Fahrrad (No. 5562079)

1 Fahrrad

Total weight [kg]:

15.00

Distance: 3708.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Canarias, Lanzarote

24 Jan 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Kempten (Allgäu)

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you need to transport it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you should detach all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after putting the bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting on the road as the bike will be unable to move around in the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Price of bike shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).